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33 STATES APPROVED!!! NEW $281 OCTOBER & NOVEMBER SNAP EMERGENCY ALLOTMENTS, FLORIDA D-SNAP!

Let’s take a look at the list on the USDA website, where we can find out which states have been added since our last update. And it looks like we have zero change since our last update in terms of states being added to our list. Just to name a few, we have the state of West Virginia, that we had a few questions about recently. West Virginian residents can expect their benefits to hit their accounts by November 9th, with 165,000 households receiving a total of about $34 million.


Alright now I wanted to cover Florida and to give you guys some very important and new information regarding the D-SNAP program. This is the food benefits disaster relief program that was offered to SNAP recipients impacted by the Hurricane. Something that I wanted to make you guys aware of, if you weren’t already, that in order to receive D-SNAP, you MUST pre-register online. This is something that of course, isn’t widely advertised to Florida residents. But you must pre-register.


Starting on October 10th, those living in counties most impacted by Ian will be able to pre-register for assistance. These counties include Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Hardee, Lee, Sarasota and Polk. These counties are included in "Phase One" of D-SNAP. In the coming weeks, the Florida Department of Children & Families (DCF) will extend pre-registration and telephone interviews to additional counties. You can find those dates and fill our your pre-registration for D-SNAP by visiting the D-SNAP website at https://www.myflfamilies.com/DSNAP/. DCF says after the 7-day pre-registration phase, applicants will have a phone interview with the D-SNAP call center on specific designated days. Online pre-registration for "Phase One" begins at 1 a.m. on October 10th and runs through 11 p.m. on October 16th. Anyone applying for assistance must pre-register during those dates. Moving onto some questions from the audience, we had a couple of lovely viewers ask when residents can expect their November Emergency Allotments. So if we take a look at the November Extension Approved link on the USDA website, you’ll see the November benefits dates.


In Louisiana, there are a couple of October issuance dates to look out for, including October 8th, 15th, 22nd, and the 29th. In New York City, supplements will be issued October 14th – October 27th, with benefits being available the next day following issuance. In Rest-of-State districts, supplements will be issued October 6th, October 10th - October 13th and October 17th – October 20th, with benefits available the following day.

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